Like the waves that crash on its beaches, time after time over its 100-year history Coney Island and its amusement parks have been razed to the ground by fire and flood, only to rise like a phoenix from the ashes and return bigger and better than ever.
This week marked six months since Superstorm Sandy left entire communities devastated, families homeless, and many with little hope. But in the midst of this natural disaster, many banded together. One young filmmaker in New York, Farihah Zaman, caught that resilience and acts of service on video.
The scariest thing about Sandy is that such a freak of weather may no longer be so freakish. Here are five critical actions we need him to take, each of which are in President Obama's power right now. If he's serious, none of them is optional.
They were, by-far, the most damp, dark and cold nights of my life. My old neighborhood was rendered powerless for almost a month, resembling a scene from a post-apocalyptic thriller. Six months have now passed and the recovery is well under way.
In six months, we hope to see back up, grid tied solar systems helping power neighborhoods across NY and NJ. And we hope to see politicians, planners, and policymakers make a resilient, renewable energy powered grid a priority in the rebuilding process.
This week's episode features an exclusive interview with professional surfer Lakey Peterson who is promoting her new movie Zero to 100 and recaps an exciting week in surfing news.
Hurricane Sandy was undeniably a disaster for tens of thousands of New Jersey and New York residents. But as the headlines begin to recede, what more can we do, as leaders of nonprofits, to help their stricken communities?
We are building a custom pool and we're going to install it in Times Square. Starting May 28, I will swim in one lane for 48 continuous hours. In the lane next to me, we will invite all kinds of notable New Yorkers to do a few laps.
Trumka lays down a searing challenge to the right-wing economic royalists who are funding climate change denial: "We must embrace science, and I am here to say that climate change is real and climate change is dangerous."
"Your heart weeps for their suffering," said Sen. Ted Cruz, who toured the disaster area on Friday with Sen. John Cornyn. It feels wrong to talk politics when they're still looking for bodies, but a respectful silence would only reward Cruz and Cornyn for their putrid hypocrisy.
Rising sea level is what linked Sandy directly to global warming. Over the last century, the ocean off the New York coast rose 13 to 16 inches, making flooding from Sandy a lot worse.
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Today at Bellevue Hospital there will be a joyful celebration when the ReadMobile will deliver the books to the children and restore the much loved library to its original abundance. When the families will read their much loved books together and the children will smile, even in spite of whatever pain they are suffering.
Cristina, a vendor in Brooklyn, was out of work for more than two weeks and lost nearly $1,500 in inventory. Shawn, also in the Bronx, had started as a vendor just a month before the storm, and he couldn't afford to restock.
Christie boxed himself in by dismissing the causes of climate change as too hypothetical before Sandy slammed into his state, and now lacks the running room to tell people the hard truth that barriers islands in the Atlantic are no longer a safe place for communities.